Fourth Outer World Story Series: Basilisk of Ice Sculpture - Chapter 44
- Fourth Outer World Story Series: Basilisk of Ice Sculpture
- Chapter 44 - Behind The Scenes in Umitsuki Shop
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
From inside the Umitsuki Shop, two women are keeping an eye on the backs of Akira and the Special Operations Squad as they hurry towards the east gate on their “Frozen Cloud.”
“Hmm. So she’s the one.”
One of the women, an orange-haired woman dressed in Chinese attire and a white coat… “God Devourer” Ebrilla speaks to the woman sitting across from her as she consumes the carbonara on her plate.
“Yes, yes. She is Akira-chan. Well? Does she look familiar or anything like that?”
The other woman, a woman with long black hair and clad in a white one-piece dress… the “Sun God” Amaterasu, while partaking of her own lasagna, concurs with Ebrilla’s words, and poses a question along with it.
“From the feeling of her soul, I am certain that she is one of the guys I dragged into the ‘Maze’ at the request of Mother Military[i]. But it wasn’t me or Mother Military who severed her faith.”
“…Do you have any evidence to support this?”
“I believe it is quite challenging to shatter someone’s faith without leaving any repercussions, notwithstanding the person’s will, you know. Even if that Akira-chan’s mind was functioning a little, it would still be more or less rough with my technique. Moreover, that girl entered into a much more profound and stronger contract right after that, didn’t she? There’s no value in having the treatment done.”
“Ebrilla-chan’s roughness is a normal God’s neatness… but yeah. Susanoo-chan informed me that Ys-chan had made mention of how she had met Akira-chan by happenstance and signed a contract with her.”
“Then, that would be even stranger. Even if my five senses are obliterated and the mind is distracted, I and Mother Military would still be able to detect something with that degree of concealment.”
“Since that is the case, that means it’s ‘that,’ right?”
“…Well, I think it was likely the work of Mother Sanity. I can speculate on what exactly she did, but I can’t divulge it to you given my position.”
“That’s fine, Ebrilla-chan, I know you are in a tricky spot in a lot of ways.”
Taking care to avoid being overheard by anybody nearby, the two continue to converse cordially while they have their meals.
“I just want to make sure, but you will not be assisting me in any way with the ‘Military,’ right?”
“Yeah. Mother Sanity has instructed me to stop working with Mother Military, but it doesn’t give me the right to antagonize her.”
“Well, Cerbeiraoli-chan[ii] originally hails from the “Tower,” therefore if more support is sought, the power dynamic will shift once more and it will turn out to be a complicated situation.”
“I see… Zeus-san seems to be really concerned about that sort of stuff.”
“Here is your order.”
“Oh, it’s here.”
“Well, it turns out that inviting you here was the perfect move.”
“I, Pazza=Complex, am very pleased to hear you say that.”
The next meal is brought to the table where they are seated by the owner with light blue hair.
Now, in “Milast,” it is standard for God to be in a non-embodied state while they are in the human realm, so how are these two able to be here in a normal state?
The Umitsuki Shop, which is located in a unique environment intermediate between the world of humans and the world of gods, is in fact a store run by the sales department of a special company called Multidimensional Trading Company Complex which is affiliated with many other worlds.
As a result, the owner is obviously not a human, and despite the establishment’s apparent status as a restaurant, numerous goods are exchanged here covertly.
“Oh, yeah, in any case, why don’t we invite Persephonē-chan to record the HASO[iii] radio show here next time?”
“That may be a smart move. We might have a fascinating discussion.”
“Amaterasu-sama. What about the items you ordered the other day?”
“Oh, I’m going to take it home today anyway. It’s a personal item.”
“I understand. I’ll deliver the items under Takamagahara’s name later.”
“Okay. Please do.”
It may be information, an indispensable instrument for a particular God to exercise their power, or occasionally, a tool that may be utilized in…
“Now, here’s the item.”
“Not at all. It’s just part of my job.”
“What’s that, Amaterasu-chan?”
“It’s a set of art tools and… books and Blu-rays covering a range of subjects and genres.”
“Oh. Is this the new work, ‘Magical Girl Magical Pumpkin’[iv]?”
“Haha, there are also many more things.”
This is a highly personal hobby of theirs…
The neighboring Gods would have had something to grumble about should they have neglected their own task. To the great displeasure of the Gods, nonetheless, they are both doing their respective duties well, so nobody can afford to criticize them.
“Oh, there you are, Amaterasu nee-san! Susanoo was searching for you in a half-crazed state just now.”
At this point, a black-haired boy with an androgynous face and a tall woman in a straitjacket covering her entire body up to and including the top of her nose make an abrupt appearance, and they both settle into the nearest seats as the boy orders something from the owner and speaks to Amaterasu.
“Huh… why was he mad at me?”
“He said ‘You wrote another book about me, you XXXXXX! I’m going to beat the crap out of you this very day!!’ or something like that.”
“Wow, what did you write? Oh, you’re here, Cerbeiraoli, yoo-hoo.”
“Well, kind of… hahaha～♪”
“Yeah. I got it. If you can escape, good luck with that.”
“You can help me out when that happens… ah.”
“Huh? Oh no…”
“I finally found you…”
However, someone who finds their pastime irritating can and should voice their displeasure.
Furthermore, the person who is essentially being annoyed in this situation—primarily Susanoo—is the one who is being utilized as a source of material.
“I am definitely sending you to your death this very day!”
“Wait, why even me!?”
“Thank you for waiting. Tsukuyomi-sama, Cerbeiraoli-sama.”
The two goddesses, who have been torn to pieces by Susanoo, are brought back to Takamagahara with a certain children’s nursery rhyme in the air as Tsukuyomi and Cerbeiraoli watch over them.
“Don’t worry, Amaterasu nee-san, I, and Susanoo will be ready to act when the time is right. Right now is still not the time to make a move.”
“The humans of this world, unlike the humans of that world, will not forget us[v]. They are worth protecting. So, don’t be concerned.”
“And, well, her actions weren’t all that bad, either. Things are not always what they seem.”
“You’re a worrywart, aren’t you? Well, we are still in the process of assessing our opponent’s strengths and building up our own. We need to be prepared for that time when it will come…. right?”
On the other hand, Tsukuyomi and Cerbeiraoli seem to be communicating one-sidedly at first glance, but it seems that the two are in firm communication with each other.
Tsukuyomi, nevertheless, appears to have been able to convince her over this circumstance.
Japoterasu still doesn’t have a hint of war.
Check out other Outer World Story series in order: First Outer World Story: The Black Mist that Devours, Third Outer World Story: Pumpkin Sorcerer, Fourth Outer World Story: Basilisk of Ice Sculpture
This chapter is heavily translated with all the onomatopoeias removed mainly because some felt redundant and some are very weird if I translate it directly and there are a lot of details about the past three series all in one chapter. This chapter is very complex that I don’t particularly understand very well. And depending on the future chapters, I think I will have to reduce the release pace, the complexity seems to be getting more and more challenging and even the length of the chapter seems to be increasing. And it seems I have mistaken something in the past T/N but well, I am just going to let that slip and will explain in the future chapters
[i] I am not sure this is read as Mother Military or Military Mother, but I am just going to go along with the former one since that makes more sense to me. As I mentioned in the past translator note, everyone called Licorice, “Mother”. Here is a brief explanation since I don’t want to reveal too much about it as it seems to be unknown details yet as of now. They are many “Licorice” or more precisely, “Mother”. One of the MC of the third series, is her too, Licorice=R=Insanity. She shares the same root with the master of the “Tower”. But they don’t call her mother, for them, Licorice=R=Insanity is simply an enemy of the master of the “Tower”. All “Mother” shares the same appearance, which is stunning brown hair and ominous golden eyes with sappanwood-colored clothing. I don’t think anyone realize but all the MC who met her immediately know her identity saying something like, “I am being forced to grasp her who she is” like how Ichiko from the first series who met the God of Calamity, the replica, Pumpkin from the third series who met Licorice=R=Insanity and Akira from this series who met “Military” (Probably the same case for the second series as well). This is sort of a trait in the Outer World Story series.
[ii] Since Cerbeiraoli originating from the “Tower” has been revealed in this chapter, I am just going to mention it. She’s the same character that Izumi called Oli nee-san in the third series
[iii] HASO is the name of the second Outer World Story series. I actually want to explain in the future chapters or at the end of the translation but since the second series keeps coming up from time to time, I will just explain the major details about the second series here. The second series is based on VRMMO settings and I don’t know why, but it seems that there are murals of the majority of characters of this world in their world. I have no idea what role does the fourth series play in the second series. It is the fifth series that majorly influences the second series. And when Amaterasu and Ebrilla talked about the second series in the past chapters, they are saying they are controlling the characters of the game.
[iv] This is talking about the main MC of third series, Pumpkin, the figure of him when Licorice=R=Insanity grant power to Pumpkin to defeat the God of Destruction and Lowizc from the Multidimensional Trading Complex used concealment power to disguise Pumpkin as another person to prevent other citizens of that world to recognize him.
[v] Keep this sentence in mind, it is an important sentence that is referring to the (omitted details)
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